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AGG+ Journal for Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geodesy and Related Scientific Fields is now welcoming article submissions. We kindly invite scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds to submit proposals for volume 12 (2024).

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Maja Ilić & Nevena Novaković

Vol 12, No 2 (2024):

AGG+ Journal for Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geodesy, and Related Scientific Fields

Published: 28.03.2024.

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01.06.2024. Review scientific paper Civil Engineering Online first
Determination of the Response Spectra of the Superstructure of Length l=3X63.0 m

By Nugzar Rurua, Boris Maisuradze, Ioseb Utmelidze

During a seismic impact, the main emphasis is placed on the damage to bridge piers, which were isolated from the horizontal earthquake detector. Accordingly, when calculating the bridges, the reaction spectra obtained from the horizontal earthquake detector are used both for the piers and for the superstructure. The issue of seismic resistance of bridges is very important, especially for superstructures with long spans. It is necessary to construct dynamic curves of seismic resistance for superstructures of a specific system. The article deals with composite steel and concrete continuous span superstructure with a scheme L=3x63.0 m, on which we performed seven real earthquake records for all three categories of soil using the direct dynamic method and built the reference response spectra. Based on the obtained response spectrum and the methodology provided by different normative documents, the calculation of the selected superstructure was carried out, and the force values were determined. Discussion: On the basis of the results obtained with the reference response spectra and the curves given in the normative documentation, graphs were drawn, and composite steel and concrete continuous span superstructure with a scheme L=3x63.0 m of the vertical response spectra was determined.

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28.03.2024. Review scientific paper
Modernism in the Petrified Landscape: Architecture in Montenegro 1945-1980

By Slavica Stamatović Vučković, Danilo Bulatović

28.03.2024. Review scientific paper
Architectural “Yugocosmopolitanism”

By Timotej Jevšenak

28.03.2024. Original scientific paper
The Vitality of the Korčanica Memorial Landscape

By Una Okilj, Luka Skansi

28.03.2024. Original scientific paper
Visions and Narratives of Large-Scale Projects of Socialist Vojvodina

By Aleksandar Bede

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30.12.2023. Original scientific paper
Changes in the Location and Meaning of Banjaluka’s Urban Core: Recommendations for Urban Landscape Regeneration

By Dijana Simonović

The starting premise of this paper is that a careful interpretation of changes in the meaning of urban places, provided their autochthonous qualities and the quality of the urban environment and architecture are respected, can help to better understand and treat the built environment. The case study presented investigates Banja Luka’s urban landscape, i.e., concrete changes to its urban core and the principles that have underlain its planning and construction over time. Also, it shows how the use of different regulation instruments and the formation of spatial hierarchies led to spatial-physical, visual, and symbolic or axiological-normative properties, as well as standards of use, translating into features of spatial identity. Changes to the location of Banja Luka’s urban core and to the meaning and significance of its urban places are simultaneously considered to determine their value and meaningfulness. Analysis of the landscape-regulation-identity triad shows that the variability of the symbolic meaning of Banja Luka’s urban core considered in relation to changes in its content, location and form is the central narrative thread of the city’s urban history. The paper offers tools for and encourages urban regeneration by re-evaluating the key elements of Banja Luka’s spatial identity and reconfirming their significance. These recommendations are given in broad terms, in view of defining standards of spatial regulation that could help to regenerate Banja Luka’s urban landscape.

28.03.2024. Review scientific paper
Modernism in the Petrified Landscape: Architecture in Montenegro 1945-1980

By Slavica Stamatović Vučković, Danilo Bulatović

28.12.2023. Original scientific paper
Principles of Design, Materialization, and Optimization of the Strut-Type Hybrid Systems

By Slađana Miljanović, Muhamed Zlatar

28.12.2023. Original scientific paper
Improvement of Hot Mix Asphalt Using Waste Plastic

By Hadj Bekki, Latifa Meziou, Lotfi A. Belhadj

Plastic waste is a significant environmental and ecological problem that requires urgent action. Indeed, plastic waste pollutes our oceans, rivers, and lakes, harming aquatic life and marine ecosystems. Plastic debris also poses a threat to terrestrial wildlife, as animals can mistake plastic for food or become entangled in it, leading to injury or death. In addition, plastic production requires fossil fuels, leading to greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. That is why recycling plastic waste is an important step towards reducing the environmental impact of plastic and creating a more sustainable future. The present work is part of this approach, and it aims to investigate the effects of the size of the plastic fibers and their percentages on the performances of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) in road pavement. Marshall Tests were carried out on the reference asphalt (without adding plastic) and the asphalt containing plastic waste in order to highlight the effect of these additives on the mechanical performance of asphalt mixtures. It has been found that the addition of PET plastic waste considerably improves the mechanical properties of the HMA. The findings revealed that additives composed of plastic fibres of size ranging between 0.125 and 1.25 mm give the best results in terms of Marshall’s Stability and Flow, by acting as reinforcement to the bitumen-aggregate mixtures. Furthermore, the optimum plastic content was found to be about 3.75% by weight of bitumen. It can be noted that the proposed solution fits very well with sustainable development.

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